Hello! My name is Murphy and Oscar
Murphy and Oscar's Info...
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Murphy (left) is a gorgeous male Eclectus, and Oscar (right) is a male Alexandrine Parakeet. Both are friendly and very sweet. They have been together since they were hatched in January of 1998 so we would like them to be adopted together. They step up very well and are happy to go to most people they meet.
Murphy and Oscar love to hang out on their tree stand during the day, and they sleep in a large dual stack cage at night or when they are home alone. Both are very well-behaved and are pretty quiet (for parrots). Murphy and Oscar both talk, although they are mostly closet talkers (they don’t talk with an audience around). They frequently say "bye bye" in a very sweet child's voice. When the house is quiet they say lots of other phrases but don’t speak much with an audience except to say "bye bye." Oscar does a great Stevie Wonder impression (usually when he is a little nervous about a new situation).
These two friends MUST be adopted together since they are strongly bonded. They both enjoy a pellet variety diet along with lots of table food. Of course, they like birdie bread and a little seed treat too!
Their 36”W x 70”H x 28”D cage and nice big manzanita tree stand can be purchased with them for an additional $200.
Murphy and Oscar's approximate hatch date is 1998, and their adoption fee is $750
For information on some of the characteristics of this bird, see this Species Profile page: http://www.staravian.org/species_profiles_cont.html#Eclectus
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Rescue Group Info...
While the public has become more familiar with puppy mills and the issue of dog and cat overpopulation, most people are not aware of the plight of homeless companion birds. These animals are victims of over-breeding just as other pet species are, and despite the illegality, many are still wild-caught. In addition to the problems faced by homeless pets of all kinds, birds have the added "burden" of longevity. Parrot species can live thirty, fifty, even eighty years. This increases the likelihood that a bird will have multiple homes in his or her lifetime.
STAR is a 501(c)(3) charity formed to address the issue of homeless birds in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Our volunteers foster a variety of bird species, with the eventual goal of placement in forever homes. We also strive to educate and instruct the public in not only the care of companion birds, but in the appreciation of wild birds as well. We have volunteers who can speak to children and adults on a range of topics.
We regularly hold “Meet the Birds” events, where the public can learn more about us, our birds, and our mission. We also attend community events to inform people about our mission and to show some of our available birds. Those interested in a particular bird can always contact us by phone or e-mail to arrange a meeting with that bird.
If you are interested in a particular bird, you need to fill out an Adoption Application, which can be found on our website. The application can then be mailed or e-mailed to us. Home visits are required prior to all bird adoptions, and we prefer local adoptions. Also, we will not ship any of our adoptable birds, and we do not adopt to breeders. All references will be checked for all birds. If approved, you must drive to St. Louis, MO to pick up the approved bird. Adoption donations must be paid in cash. (We apologize that we can no longer accept personal checks.) For a range of suggested adoption donations, please see our FAQ page, or contact us to inquire about a specific bird.
One important factor to take into consideration is if you smoke. All animals are negatively affected by tobacco smoke, but birds in particular are susceptible to its effects. In addition to breathing and overall health problems, many birds will obsessively preen in an attempt to rid themselves of the smoke, and the result can be severe feather plucking. If you or another household member smoke, we will not approve the application, and we recommend you not adopt any animal.
STAR is an all-volunteer, foster-based companion bird rescue and adoption group. We serve the St. Louis metropolitan area and surrounding counties.